Working Alone in Research Laboratories

Published June 11, 2021 How and when we conduct research has changed dramatically over the past 15 months. Working alone is not unique to alternate operations due to COVID-19; however, situations where researchers needed to work alone increased during this time. While conducting research activities alone in the laboratory may be necessary and is part […]

Chemical and Unwanted Material Management Reminders

Published June 7, 2021 As research continues to ramp up to pre-COVID levels, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) has observed an increase in issues associated with chemical and unwanted material management. The following reminders are based on learnings from these issues: Biological waste containers should not be used for chemical disposal, radioactive material disposal or […]

FDA’s Enforcement of Reporting

Published June 1, 2021 Clinical trial sponsors, including sponsor-investigators who are academic researchers, have been required by law to register and report results on applicable clinical trials¹ in the database for more than a decade. Events that occurred over the last year, and those occurring more recently, indicate the FDA’s intention to exercise its enforcement authority. […]

ePARS System Retirement and Transition to Workday

Published May 27, 2021 The university will transition to the Workday system for effort certifications effective July 1, 2021. All individuals, faculty, staff and students that work on Sponsored Projects (including cost sharing) will certify on a semi-annual basis (July – December & January – June) regardless of role and campus affiliation. ePARS System Retirement​The Spring […]

Unique Entity Identifier,, and

Published May 25, 2021The purpose of this announcement is to share information with the Washington University community regarding the Unique Entity Identifier, and​ Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) From May 24, 2021, through April 2022, federal agencies are transitioning from the DUNS number to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to uniquely identify institutions. Washington University’s UEI is L6NFUM28LQM5. […]

NIH Update – Implementation of Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

Published May 24, 2021 As an update to the NIH Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page and as announced on April 28, 2021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided the following: To align applicant and recipient systems with NIH’s longstanding policy requirements and application requirement updates, NIH expects applicants and recipients to […]

Workday Updates and Reminders – May 17 – 21, 2021

Published May 18, 2021 Reminders: The next Workday-related SPA deadline is 6/11. No changes to SPA fund profiles made after 6/11 will convert over to Workday. Please submit all PAs, mods, allocations and similar requests to SPA as early as possible. Due to the high demand expected, SPA will not be able to guarantee completion […]

Workday Updates and Reminders – May 5 – 14, 2021

Published May 11, 2021 Corrections from Prior Editions:Previously, BAs within allocations were allowable between 6/11 and 6/30. Conversion needs now require all budget amounts to stay constant after 6/11. No BAs will be able to be processed after 6/11. Please submit by 6/10 to ensure approval before the data conversion snapshot. New Updates On In-Process Topics:Please do […]

Revised Guidance for Human Participant Research During COVID-19

Published May 10, 2021 Dear Researchers, In recent months, Washington University has cautiously ramped back up human participant research within the parameters of the Yellow Level 2 guidelines that were issued last summer. The pandemic continues to evolve across the U.S. and locally – although the risk level is likely to gradually reduce as vaccination […]

Animal Procurement Transitioning to LAMPS

Published April 30, 2021 Animal procurement is transitioning from Marketplace to the Lab Animal Management and Protocol System (LAMPS) due to the implementation of the university’s new HR and Finance system, Workday. The university is taking this opportunity to release the eAnimal Ordering module in LAMPS. The new module will be available in July 2021. […]